1st NW Quadrant: The Approval Matrix
From Salon BY KERRY LAUERMAN
Camille Paglia, art historian, culture critic, founding Salon columnist and expert provocateur, said, "Whoever is doing the photography and editing for Real Housewives of New Jersey and also for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Real Housewives of Orange County — this is absolutely cutting edge. I savor how visually interesting they are — how long each shot lasts and how much information it contains. This is intelligent and sophisticated documentary filmmaking that really needs to be honored...It’s not just the sensational drama. As a soap opera fan, I’ve been in the depths of gloom for over 20 years as TV soaps declined… I don’t like reality shows and have never watched them, but I’m addicted to Real Housewives because it’s authentic old-time soap opera reborn!"